Should My Heat Pump Run All the Time?

Many homeowners in Jacksonville, FL, use a heat pump to heat and cool their homes. Heat pumps are very efficient at maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures. But if yours runs all the time, there may be a problem. Here are possible reasons your heat pump may run continuously.

Undersized System

A service technician sizes your HVAC system by considering the square footage of your home, insulation levels, the number of windows and more. If they don’t size your system correctly, it’ll work harder and run longer to maintain the desired home temperature. Consult a certified and experienced heating installation expert to help you figure out the proper size your heat pump. By doing so, you’ll prevent such problems.

Dirty Coils

The coils in your system play an important role in heating and cooling your home. The coils can become dirty over time, which prevents them from absorbing or releasing heat effectively. This causes your system to run continuously to compensate for lost efficiency.

Refrigerant Leaks

Your heat pump uses refrigerant to transfer heat indoors and outdoors. If there’s a leak in the system, it can cause it to run continuously to make up for the lost refrigerant. Low refrigerant in the system can also cause it to freeze, which will cause it to stop working altogether.

Thermostat Issues

If your thermostat isn’t working properly, it may cause your heat pump to run continuously. Thermostat issues result from various factors, including dusty sensors and incorrect settings. Replace the old thermostat with a new programmable model that allows you to better control the heating and cooling in your home.

If you think your heat pump is running too much, contact Cool Connections, Inc. to inspect it and perform the necessary maintenance and repairs. We’ll ensure that your system runs efficiently and keeps you comfortable all year long.

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